gliding vs sailing what difference

what is difference between gliding and sailing

English

Etymology

From glide +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlɑɪdɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdɪŋ

Noun

gliding (countable and uncountable, plural glidings)

  1. The action or motion of something that glides.
  2. The hobby, sport, or act of flying a glider.

Translations

Verb

gliding

  1. present participle of glide

Derived terms

  • glidingness
  • gliding plane

Adjective

gliding (not comparable)

  1. That moves or changes with a glide.
  2. (employment) Employing flexitime.
    gliding shifts; gliding hours; gliding time

Anagrams

  • gilding


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪ.lɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ

Etymology 1

Verb

sailing

  1. present participle of sail

Etymology 2

From Middle English saylinge, seilinge, variants of sailende, seilende; equivalent to sail +‎ -ing.

Adjective

sailing (not comparable)

  1. Travelling by ship.

Derived terms

  • sailing boat
  • sailing ship
  • sailing dinghy
  • sailing vessel

Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English sailyng, seyling; equivalent to sail +‎ -ing.

Noun

sailing (countable and uncountable, plural sailings)

  1. Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
  2. Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
  3. the time of departure from a port
  4. (countable) a scheduled voyage by a ferry or ship.

Derived terms

  • clear sailing
  • plain sailing

Translations

References

  • “sailing”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • Gilanis, ailings, aisling, nilgais

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